The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  27th October 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  27th October 2021

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  1. Extraneous (adj.)

Meaning: irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with. (बाहरी)

Synonyms: irrelevant, immaterial, beside the point

Antonyms: applicable, apposite, apropos

Sentence: We shall ignore factors extraneous to the problem.

  1. Snobbish (adj.)

Meaning: relating to, characteristic of, or like a snob. (दंभपूर्ण)

Synonyms: elitist, snobby, superior

Antonyms: humble, modest, unpretentious

Sentence: My brother is very snobbish about cars.

  1. Unappetizing (adj.)

Meaning: not inviting or attractive; unwholesome. (न मजेदार)

Synonyms: unpalatable, unpleasant, unappealing

Antonyms: appetizing, delicious, delish

Sentence: The soup was cold and unappetizing, but it was all there was.

  1. Fanaticism (noun)

Meaning: the quality of being fanatical. (कट्टरता)

Synonyms: zealotry, zeal, extremism

Antonyms: aloofness, calmness, composure

Sentence: His political views have a savor of fanaticism.

  1. Precept (noun)

Meaning: a general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought. (नियम)

Synonyms: principle, rule, doctrine

Sentence: The legal precept of being innocent until proven guilty.

  1. Acquittal (noun)

Meaning: a judgment that a person is not guilty of the crime with which the person has been charged. (दोषमुक्ति)

Synonyms: absolution, clearing, exoneration

Antonyms: conviction, accusation, arraignment

Sentence: The trial resulted in an acquittal.

  1. Poignancy (noun)

Meaning: the quality of evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret. (मार्मिकता)

Synonyms: pathos, sadness, pitifulness

Antonyms: mildness, softness

Sentence: The film contains moments of almost unbearable poignancy.

  1. Vehement (adj.)

Meaning: showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense. (लवलीन)

Synonyms: passionate, forceful, ardent

Antonyms: dispassionate, emotionless, impassive

Sentence: Both men were vehement in their denial of the charges against them.

  1. Abhorrent (adj.)

Meaning: inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant. (घिनौना)

Synonyms: detestable, detested, hateful

Antonyms: healthful, restorative, salubrious

Sentence: Violence is abhorrent to his gentle nature.

  1. Scathing (adj.)

Meaning: witheringly scornful; severely critical. (दुष्ट)

Synonyms: devastating, withering, blistering

Antonyms: amusing, droll, gentle

Sentence: Her speech was a scathing indictment of the government’s record on crime.

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